Aureliano De Beruete Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
9-25-1845 Madrid, ESP - 1-5-1912 Madrid, ESPBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Aureliano de Beruete was born to an affluent family from a minor nobility, he took after his family's desires, got his Doctorate in Law from the University of Madrid in 1867 and filled in as a Deputy in the Cortes for two sessions in 1871 and 1872.
Aureliano de Beruete was more inclined towards art. He enrolled at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and had his first lessons with Carlos de Haes. His plentiful income enabled him to dedicate himself totally to painting. One of his first works was a portrayal of "Orbajosa"; an imaginary village created by Benito Pérez Galdós for his novel Doña Perfecta, which Beruete presented to the author as a gift. Afterward, he made a trip to Paris, where he was introduced to Plein-air painting by Martín Rico Y Ortega.
For a long time, Aureliano de Beruete was a Professor at the Institución Libre de Enseñanza which he helped in creating and was connected with the Generation of '98 and its political arm, Regenerationism. He additionally bolstered scientific conferences and outings, which included a crossing of the Sierra de Guadarrama that he partook in and utilized as motivation for a large number of his works. For the duration of his life, he remained an energetic traveler and eager exhibitor. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in 1900.
Towards the end of his life, Aureliano de Beruete composed a few brief treatises on painting and painters, including one of the first monographs on Diego Velázquez, which was published in Paris in 1898. He numbered most of the great Spanish artists of the day among his friends and companions. His son, Aureliano de Beruete y Moret, a pundit and art historian, filled in as Director of the Museo del Prado from 1918 to 1922.
Art Movement: Impressionism
Artists Influencing Aureliano de Beruete: Carlos de Haes
He Traveled To France